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Two Miners with Candles

Date: 1900
Description: Interior of a lead mine showing two miners kneeling with candles in their hands.
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Early Lead Mine

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Description: Exterior of a badger-type early Wisconsin lead mine.
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Lead Mine Interior

Date: 1930
Description: View inside a lead mine showing six miners with a car on a track.
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Miners and Mules at Iron Mine

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Description: Miners and a mule work outside an iron mine near Mayville.
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Mine Disaster Morgue

Date: November 1909
Description: Postcard of outdoor photograph of funeral and tent/morgue from the Cherry Mine disaster. Writing reads: "#37 Cherry Mine Horror Showing Morgue Dunham Photo...
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Cherry Mine Disaster Survivor and Family

Date: November 1909
Description: Postcard of a photograph of a family. Writing reads: "W.H. Clelland and Family. One of the Cherry Mine survivers [sic]. It is this man who was said...
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John L. Lewis in Miner's Hat

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Description: John L. Lewis, in miner's hat, after West Frankfort, Illinois, mine disaster.
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Hughlett's Smelting Furnace

Date: May 1866
Description: Engraved exterior view of a smelting furnace with a small group of men with horses gathered in front.
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Lead Region of the Upper Mississippi River

Date: 1853
Description: Engraved view of miners and hillside mines in the Lead Region.
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Lead-Mining Furnace

Date: 1853
Description: Engraved exterior view of a lead mining furnace. A man sits in a horse-drawn wagon at the left of the building.
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Blockhouse Mine

Date: 1940
Description: Blockhouse lead mine with cows grazing.
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Surface Digging

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Description: Lead mining by digging at the ground surface.
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Miners using a Pioneer Windlass

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Description: Early Wisconsin lead miners using a Pioneer Windlass.
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Down in the Mine

Date: 1900
Description: Miners in the bowels of a lead mine.
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Prospecting for Lead

Date: June 1949
Description: Gophering, or prospecting for lead using a windlass at Maplewood Farm.
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Weighing Pig Lead

Date: May 1866
Description: Engraved view of two men in a train locomotive observing the weighing of pig lead. Several bars of lead are stacked near the scale.
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Open Hearth Lead Furnace

Date: 1872
Description: Galena (lead sulfide) was melted at this open hearth furnace owned by Richard Straw and Company on the Roundtree Branch of the Little Platte River. The men...
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Lead Mining Blast Furnace

Date: 1850
Description: Blast furnace, also known as a Scotch hearth used in lead mining.
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Shot Tower

Date: July 1836
Description: Sketch of the Shot Tower.
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Mullen Mine #2

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Description: Lead and zinc mine

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